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Red Roof Plus+ Gainesville
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3500 SW 42nd Street, Gainesville, FL 32608   |  
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Ranked #4 of 44 hotels in Gainesville
Osprey Florida
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21 hotel reviews
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Excellent value for the money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We stayed with our dog in a newly renovated first-floor room. The bathroom fixtures were new, the floor had been redone in a light pseudo-wood finish, which looked clean and fresh and made finding any dropped items very easy--a marvelous improvement over the grubby carpet you find in so many motels.

Since we'd picked up a discount book at the Florida border, we stayed for $55, including taxes and pet! I would have happily paid more for such a quiet, newly remodeled room.

No breakfast was offered, which was just fine with us. Next door is a steak and shake, which provides a great breakfast including eggs for $3.99.

Service was friendly and helpful at both the red roof and the steak and shake. All in all, a very pleasant experience which I'd happily do again.

Room Tip: We were in 107, close to the back door, away from the highway, quiet. If you want a refrigerator, y...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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i0257, General Manager at Red Roof Plus+ Gainesville, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Dear Chesterlady,

Yes, we are pet friendly and they stay free!!!! We are so glad that you have enjoyed your stay in our renovated rooms. Thanks for sharing your pleasant and happy experience. We hope to welcome you back in near future.

Sincerely,

Euihee Prekler
General Manager
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

My husband and I recently stayed the weekend at the Red Roof Inn Gainesville. We spend many weekends in town during football season and this was our first time to book this hotel so didn't know what to expect. I have to say, this exceeded our expectations. Loved it and looking forward to our next stay there. The rooms were nicely renovated, clean and quiet. I would like to suggest that the hotel provide some upgraded coffee cups and at least some of the small containers of creamer. That powdered stuff is nasty.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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i0257, General Manager at Red Roof Plus+ Gainesville, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Dear TravelGal22SWFlorida,

We are so glad to hear that we have exceeded your expectations. Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We cannot wait to welcome you back to our newly renovated rooms. Hope to have another chance to serve you in near future.

Sincerely,

Euihee Prekler
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

When we booked the Red Roof Inn for $70 for a one night stay in Gainesville, we we somewhat skeptical. WHAT A VERY PLEASANT SURPRISE!! The front desk staff were very friendly, check-in a breeze. The room was clean, spacious, quiet, and nicely laid out. Only complaint: (too) small sample of shampoo provided. Loved the fact that pets stay FREE! Would DEFINITELY stay here again while visiting our UF student!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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i0257, General Manager at Red Roof Plus+ Gainesville, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Dear b0cam0m,

Thank you for recognizing our friendly front desk staff. Providing clean and great value rooms to each every guest is our daily goal. We are so glad that you and your four legged family member loved our NEW rooms. Hope to have another chance to serve you in near future!!!!

Sincerely,

Euihee Prekler
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I spent a weekend in October at the Red Roof Inn for a conference. I arrived late Friday night and was checked in with no issues. (It's right off of Exit 384/Archer Rd. in Gainesville).

One of the main reasons I was attracted to booking at Red Roof Inn was that their rooms had been recently renovated. The room was very pretty, akin to a nice studio apartment. Modern bare floors with (I think) faux wood. The bare floor was great because it meant the room didn't smell like many do with carpets. The King bed was firm but comfy. There was a hair dryer, iron, and ironing board, which worked well.

There is a curved business desk with an office chair, which is very convenient for working on.

Plenty of outlets throughout the room. There was a large LCD TV, but I never used it.

The sink, tub and toilet looked sparkling white. The shower water got warm fairly quick. (Within 30 seconds). The a/c unit pumped out ice-cold air. It made some white noise, but that is expected for the type of unit.

The next night, there weren't any regular parking spots. The attendant told me I could park next to the open curb which worked great because it put me closer to the door.

I needed an extra hour to check out which was given without hesitation.

Overall, I found the hotel to be a great value for the price because the rooms are clean and modern.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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i0257, General Manager at Red Roof Plus+ Gainesville, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Dear Jaime M,

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We are so glad to hear that you have enjoyed convenient outlets, big corner working desk and etc. in our Superior King room. This room also comes with 37inch flat screen T.V and micro fridge. Hope you get to enjoy them on your next visit. We cannot wait to welcome you back! Thank you!

Sincerely,

Euihee Prekler
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Stayed here on the first weekend that UF was back in session...obviously sold out. Still, staff was not stressed or rushed. Very welcoming.

Nice new room but no functional items like a blow drier or an iron. Otherwise a nice place. Newly redecorated with laminate flooring (ya..no gross carpets!) and modern furniture. Front desk staff was AMAZING...very nice and accommodating...just bring your own appliances.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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i0257, General Manager at Red Roof Plus+ Gainesville, responded to this review, October 7, 2012
Dear BellaMiyagijax,

We are so glad to hear that you have loved our newly renovated rooms. Thank you so much for sharing and we truly appreciate your input. We also recognize it and are working on a plan to update it. I will make sure share your feedback with all my staff. Feedback like yours always gives us extra encouragement to do a better job. We hope to have another chance to serve you in near future.

Sincerely,

Euihee Prekler
General Manager
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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Newly remodeled, I'd opt to stay here vs. Marriott or other high-end hotel. The room is VERY modern with updated furnishings, bed, bedding, TV, data ports, etc. Best of all, room is VERY affordable as compared to other high-end hotels. I would highly recommend this hotel, especially any major event weekends at UF. GO GATORS!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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i0257, General Manager at Red Roof Plus+ Gainesville, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Dear Jake G,

Thank you for sharing your experience! We are so glad that you have fully enjoyed our newly renovated rooms. Like your comment "The room is VERY modern with updated furnishings, bed, bedding, TV, data ports, etc. Best of all, room is VERY affordable". Thank you for noticing our effort. We hope to have another pleasure to serve you in near future!

Sincerely,

Euihee Prekler
General Manager
352-336-3311
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Went to Gainseville for treatment and I was very impressed with this newly remodeled hotel. I am somewhat of a hotel snob and this place was very clean and just wonderful service. It was plain and simple. There was nothing like breakfast but they did have fresh coffee at all times in the lobby. When your budget is tight this is a wonderful choice.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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i0257, General Manager at Red Roof Plus+ Gainesville, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Dear MrsDelaCruz,

We truly appreciate you for recognizing the value and the confidence you had in our product. We are so glad that you have enjoyed our fresh 24 hour coffee service. I will make sure share your comments with my entire staff. I know that your feedback will make them very proud and smile. Hope to welcome you back soon.

Sincerely,

Euihee Prekler
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352-336-3311
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Additional Information about Red Roof Plus+ Gainesville

Address: 3500 SW 42nd Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Gainesville
#3 Romantic Hotel in Gainesville
#8 Family Hotel in Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Red Roof Plus+ Gainesville 2*
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